GANDALF'S FAREWELLS is a theme for
Middle-earth in the
subcategory of Another Path. The theme consists of four chords sounded alone or underlying a
melody. I had originally thought some iterations of
these chords were similar to and/or connected to the
chords of the Shire Hymn Setting. There hasn't been
any discussion in any of Doug Adams' writings (so far) confirming this.
He did, however, seem to connect the motif,
Evil Times to Gandalf's
Farewells. (see first listing for ROTK below)
The name Hymn for Gandalf is found in the recording notes for FOTR*,
but that may be the name of the particular piece heard in FOTR and
may not apply to other iterations of the music. The voices singing
outside Moria are not singing lyrics, there were just vocal sounds.
I don't think lyrics are employed for any other iterations that have
voices, either. *Music
From The Movies magazine, issue #42, page 36
Additionally, I could heard some
similarities between the four chords of Gandalf's Farewells and
a tribute piece to 9-11 by Blue Man Group.